Tuesday, September 1, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Sept. 1, 2009

SBCTC NEWS LINKS | Articles about – and of interest to – Washington state community and technical colleges




Aerospace training may start soon at Paine Field

The Herald, August 31, 2009 (Edmonds CC)



Technicality in tuition program cuts off help for Iraq war widow

Spokesman Review, August 31, 2009 (Spokane CC)



Region in brief: Community college waives tuition for veteran’s widow

Spokesman Review, September 1, 2009 (Spokane CC)





Getting it Right: Is Online Learning REALLY Better?

Washington Post, The Answer Sheet Blog, September 1, 2009



Students and Businesses Demand More Training in Job Skills

Some college experts say that more institutions will start looking like the University of Phoenix, with job-focused courses aimed at working adults.

Chronicle of Higher Education, August 31, 2009


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It Pays to Be Nimble: New Majors at Community Colleges

Four-year institutions may be slow to develop new majors, but two-year colleges excel at creating new certificates and degrees, typically in response to local work-force needs.

Chronicle of Higher Education, August 31, 2009


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5 College Majors On the Rise

Growing fields include service science, health informatics, computational science, sustainability, and public health.

Chronicle of Higher Education,  August 31, 2009


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Some Buildings Not Living Up to Green Label

New York Times, August 31, 2009



Community College Will Let Donors Restore Courses

Inside Higher Ed, August 31, 2009






Dear Legislator. Never mind.

CrossCut, September 01, 2009



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